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Japan America Society of Southern California - JAS Board of Directors
107th Anniversary Dinner Committee Co-Chair
One of Los Angeles' most anticipated ...
One of Los Angeles' most anticipated galas, this year's sold-out event included honorees Congressman Janice Hahn, actress Loretta Divine, autism pioneer Dr. B.J. Freeman and Mattel executive Graciela Meibar.
"When you think about the difference we can make for kids with autism, the difference an organization like this makes in their lives when they might otherwise go unnoticed," said Meibar
, who was awarded a Woman of Distinction award.
"They have such gifts to give.
Everybody needs a break, everybody needs a chance to excel.
award was presented by Tracy Underwood of Toyota
, the gala's presenting sponsor.
"I have worked with a lot ...
"I have worked with a lot of talented people in my 30 year-career but few compare with Graciela Meibar.
Her intelligence, enthusiasm, and vision make her one of the rare "big idea" people who also get things done.
I had the good fortune to partner with Graciela
set out to raise the performance of the global sales community at Mattel
Over the course of ten years, she
took a Sales team that were largely talented deal-makers and helped create a sophisticated, analytically-minded, world-class customer management team.
built competencies and training, initiated ground-breaking insight projects and coached senior leaders to drive both process and cultural change.
is a highly credible leader who draws on years of experience in both line and staff roles.
leads with a touch of humility - her
goal is always team success, not individual glory.
Finally--as anyone who has worked with her
will tell you--Graciela is an absolute pleasure to work with - she
will brighten your day!"
is an amazing and inspirational leader.
I can wholeheartedly say that if it were not for Graciela
, I would not have had the courage to follow through with the necessary steps in starting my own business.
has given me that extra push that I needed and given me the confidence to feel like a true leader.
private sector experience, intuition and expertise has been an invaluable asset to making the Los Angeles Urban League
once again one of the preeminent nonprofit organizations in the nation."
"When I accepted a new position with new and unique challenges, I chose Graciela
to coach me through the transition.
is a true expert on Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace.
is insightful, courageous and passionate on the subject.
She is also a terrific Leadership Coach with excellent credentials and 30 years of Corporate experience to draw upon.
is a great listener and empathizer and shows good judgment in providing advice especially in the interpersonal skills/emotional intelligence arena.
has done a lot of work in mentoring others especially younger women in the workforce.
She also has a strong business background - having held executive roles in Global Sales for a major FMCG company.
was also tapped to develop and deliver a Global Sales Training strategy to upgrade global sales skills and the quality of Sales Talent at a Fortune 500 organization.
has served on numerous not for profit boards and has been heavily involved in gender and diversity initiatives in the Los Angeles community."
is am amazing person and one that has influenced my work life.
is truly gifted when it comes to diversity and coaching.
empathy and compassion coupled with a deep understanding of navigating differences makes her
uniquely effective in this work.
listens with compassion and she
was great at providing excellent solutions and coaching.
A conversation with Graciela
left you re-energized and motivated to learn more about yourself and how you could best thrive and contribute to the organization.
is a unique individual that lights up the room when she
authentic concern and compassion for others is evident by her
infectious energy changes the room dynamics instantly.
As I would comment to Graciela
after working a diversity event (everyone knew her
and had great things to say about her) - I felt like I was working with a "Rock Star.
I often complimented her
for the positive reputation and respect of others she
has in the community and the working world for her
The one word often used to describe her
most was what an Awesome person she
is a "rare gem" and anyone that has an opportunity to work with her
will be forever changed for the good!"
"I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Graciela Meibar
As Vice President, Global Sales Talent Development and Global Diversity at Mattel, Graciela was a highly-valued client.
More recently Graciela has been a strategic business partner.
As a consultant to Graciela
was at Mattel
, I found her
focus on achieving great business results, productivity, and innovation through diversity and inclusion to be unique and remarkable.
Graciela's bicultural Cuban and American background informed her
work and was a source of strength and insight as we collaborated in developing a global diversity and inclusion strategy for Mattel
I continually found myself learning from each interaction.
is a natural, insightful coach!
More recently I had the pleasure of partnering with Graciela to co-design and co-facilitate intercultural expertise executive development programs.
Our complementary insights and styles materially contributed to the programs being a great success.
is a very rare person who combines knowledge of people and organizations, strong business experience and acumen, and deep intercultural expertise in a uniquely-effective approach to coaching, facilitation, and consulting.
is brilliant, dedicated, persevering, innovative, and caring.
It is also a delight to know and work with her
Graciela Meibar takes great ...
Graciela Meibar takes great pride in her ability to break new ground for both minorities and women, alike.
Graciela serves as an invaluable coach to countless co-workers, so that they can achieve the levels of professional and personal fulfillment they seek in their career and lives.
Committed to helping her
clients achieve what they want on their own terms.
offers a range of coaching services.
provides strategic programs to develop and prepare high potential, mid-management minority employees for executive leadership roles.
unique coaching program, she
develops high-potential minorities and women before they step into leadership roles.
coaches current leaders to actively engage with the upcoming leaders as sponsors.
The investment pays off with a new generation of leaders who:
Flexible, friendly and always people-focused, Graciela
is open to creating arrangements that best suit the needs of her
individual clients or organizations.
An experienced corporate executive and a champion of diversity and inclusiveness throughout her life, Graciela Meibar is the ideal coach for ambitious professionals seeking to take their careers to the next level.
select group of talented clients are already benefitting immeasurably from their decision to work with someone who is uniquely:
Accomplished - Graciela
is an experienced business leader
Personally Experienced - Both bi-lingual and bi-cultural, Graciela
has demonstrated how diversity and inclusiveness can deliver on-going benefits to corporations worldwide.
Close of a group of three multi-ethnic women working in an office. The focus is on the Caucasian woman who is wearing a yellow jacket, using a digital tablet.
Connected - Graciela
serves on the boards of some of the most important and influential community organizations.
Approachable - Despite her
many achievements, awards and status within the community, Graciela
remains one of the nicest and most positive people you will ever meet.
Dedicated - Graciela
has always been passionate about helping others overcome obstacles, rise to their potential - and fulfill their dreams.
Certified Executive Coach- She
has the experience and also the methodology and preparation from one of the best programs in the world, the Hudson Institute of Coaching